Press

Read recent features in leading industry publications where we discuss technology and material advancements, improving part design, and other manufacturing-related topics. Our press releases offer additional insight into the latest news and announcements at Protolabs. For press inquiries, please contact Sarah Ekenberg at [email protected].


A Trash Can That Takes Itself Out Is Here

A smart home company Rezzi came up with its first product as – SmartCan. A trash can which can automatically go out to prep itself for cleaning without needing a human to interact with it.
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Popular Articles


Galvanized Garment: 3D Printing Runway Fashion

The idea behind the collection was to capture the motion of natural objects such as a rose, palm leaf, and sea urchins and turn them into 3D printed garment items.

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What to Pack to Stay Productive During Business Travel

"An entrepreneur must always be up to speed on emerging trends,” Holt explains. “Pick one trend and download some articles, podcasts or books which intersect your business ideas."

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Lockheed Explores Different Kind of Space for NASA

In order to boldly go where no human has gone before, Lockheed Martin is designing parts of the infrastructure that will support NASA’s Gateway concept.

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Protolabs Adds Carbon DLS to 3D Printing Service

"It provides a cost-effective production solution for geometric complexities that cannot be molded or otherwise fabricated."

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In the News

MPO Magazine Strategic Prototyping for Human-Factors Engineering
MSPBJ What Robots Can't Replace
Trend Hunter SmartCan's Motorized Trash Can Attachement Drives Itself Outside
Design 2 Part From Surgery to Cybersecurity, New Approaches to Medical Product Development
CNBC Fashion Designer Zac Posen Needed a Team of Engineers
Forbes You're Looking Fabless: Semiconductor Industry Lessons for Digital Manufacturing
Industry Week Protolabs Grows Digital Manufacturing Footprint, Celebrates Two Decades of Expansion
Star Tribune Minnesota Manufacturers Try to Manufacture Interest in Careers
Automotive Logistics In an Age of Disruption, Digital Manufacturing is Aiding the Automotive Industry
TCT Magazine Protolabs Launches Production Capabilities for Metal 3D Printing
Plastics Today The Manufacturing Revolution Will be Digitalized
3D Printing Industry Protolabs Introduces Color Matching on Molded Parts
Make Parts Fast Protolabs President & CEO on the Future of Digital Manufacturing
FF Journal DUCK! Redesigned to Quack Again on New Season of BattleBots
New York Times Jourdan Dunn Turned into a Rose for the Met Gala
3D Print.com Zac Posen, GE Additive, and Protolabs Partnered to Make 3D Printed High-Fashion Collection for 2019 Met Gala
Fabbaloo Met Gala Fashion 2019: 3D Printing, Camp, Collaboration
Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry Is Medtech Ready for an On-Demand Manufacturing Model?
3D Printing Industry How To Design for MJF and SLA 3D Printing with Protolabs Application Engineer Joe Cretella
EE World There's More to CNC Machining Than The Model
NAM Manufacturing Bringing Agile Concepts into the Physical Product Development World

Press Releases

November 11, 2019 Breakthrough Mind-Reading Wearable Device to Launch in 2020 with Help from Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award
September 24, 2019 Autonomous SmartCan Gets One Step Closer to Alleviating Consumer Chores with Help from Protolabs' Cool Idea Award
September 9, 2019 Protolabs Adds Carbon Technology to Its 3D Printing Service
August 2, 2019

Protolabs Names Moonhie Chin to Board of Directors

June 25, 2019 Protolabs Named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019
June 18, 2019 Sniffer Robotics Looks to Reduce Landfill Emissions with Help from Protolabs' Cool Idea Award
June 10, 2019

Protolabs Introduces Precision Color Matching on Molded Parts

June 4, 2019

Protolabs Launches Production Capabilities for Metal 3D Printing

May 16, 2019

Protolabs Celebrates 20 Years of Digital Manufacturing with Grand Opening of New Facility

May 7, 2019

Zac Posen x GE Additive x Protolabs unveil breathtaking 3D printing collaboration at the Met Gala

April 23, 2019

Protolabs Cool Idea Award Teams Up with Cleveland Clinic Innovations

March 28, 2019

Protolabs Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award for Excellence in Engineering and Production Technology

March 21, 2019 Protolabs and Wohlers Associates Team Up for Immersive Course on Design for Additive Manufacturing
February 21, 2019 Protolabs Selected to be Featured in National Manufacturing Tour
January 29, 2019 Automated Ear-Care Device Advances towards Commercialization with Cool Idea Award Grant
January 22, 2019 Rapid, a Protolabs Company, Wins The Fabricator Magazine's 2019 Industry Award
December 6, 2018 Protolabs Joins MIT's Additive Manufacturing Consortium to Advance Next-Gen Manufacturing Technology
September 4, 2018 Sprowt Labs Gets Brewers Malting at Home with Help from Protolabs and Cool Idea Award
July 31, 2018 Specdrums Gets a Drum Roll for Fast Production and Scalability Thanks to Protolabs' Cool Idea Award